Mr. Opperman came to Baxter Springs in 1871 and started his business on
this site. Under his and his son after him the business operated here
until 1924. The original building is still here but is hidden behind the
current facade. There is a historic marker by the door with a brief history
of the building.
This may have been a bank at one time. Notice the seals and depository
on the wall and the burglar alarm sign. There is a cool looking neon
sign with what appears to have been a clock at the bottom. The lettering
is too far gone to read though.
About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane
road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned
lanes are still there.